NORWICH – Ward One Alderman Robert Carey tendered his resignation to the city offices Wednesday, leaving the city’s first ward without a representative for the time being. Carey’s announcement follows more than four and a half years of service to the city.
Carey said his reason to leave the position is based on a personal interest to invest in the city in ways he can’t currently do as an elected official. According to the city charter, the vacancy of a position once held by an elected official must be filled by council members for the remainder of the position’s four-year term. Carey plans to work with other members of the city council to find a suitable candidate to fill his seat in the coming weeks and said he would be willing to serve as a volunteer on a city committee if appointed.